Many people choose to neuter their dogs for a variety of reasons. Most of these people can also agree that neutering a dog provides a variety of benefits to the dog’s life but there are some downsides to getting your dog neutered as well. For example, there is always a chance of your dog developing some issues with bladder control.
When diagnosed properly, this is commonly referred to as hormone-responsive urinary incontinence and, as the name would suggest, it is often caused by the change in hormones after neutering. It can last for up to a year after the neuter, meaning that you should be well prepared to take care of your dog if this happens.
Because urinary incontinence is relatively common in dogs, there are many, many solutions available for you to choose from. Whether you want to consider giving your dog medication or you want to make sure that you have supplies on hand to prevent and minimise accidents, you will surely find a solution that fits both you and your dog.
Many people aren’t always comfortable giving their dogs medicine, which makes other incontinence solutions even more popular.
What Solutions Are There?
Generally, hormone-responsive incontinence will happen most when the dog is lying down. This happens for a few reasons but one of the biggest reasons is the fact that there is more pressure on the bladder.
The increased pressure on the bladder and the change in hormones combined can end up causing bladder leaks in your dog. This means that your dog’s bedding will become soiled far more often.
Solely for this reason, you should consider getting a dog incontinence blanket.
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These blankets are usually designed to be absorbent, breathable, and washable to ensure that when your dog leaks, it will not be disturbed by the wet spot. When the dog gets up, you will be able to easily wash the blanket before your dog goes back to sleep.
If your dog has a more severe case of hormone-responsive incontinence that causes your dog to leak urine at any given time, you might want to consider getting something that will keep your dog from having accidents in the house. Just as human babies wear nappies until they are potty-trained, a nappy can help your dog with its incontinence issues.
Not only will the nappy prevent accidents in the house but dog nappies are designed to be absorbent, meaning that your dog’s skin and fur won’t be as affected by the leakage. A dog nappy can keep your dog happy and relatively healthy until the hormone-responsive urinary incontinence is relieved.
Why Should You Consider a Solution?
Aside from the fact that cleaning up after an incontinent dog’s accidents is no fun for anyone, a dog that has incontinence issues is generally not too happy. Having to sleep in a bed that has urine stains is uncomfortable. Having fur stained with urine and stool is not only uncomfortable for the dog but it can also cause some skin problems as well.
Nobody wants this to happen as it will cost even more time and money to treat.
Choosing to minimise your dog’s accidents is the best thing that you can do for your dog if it loses control of its bladder due to neutering.